The original Laphroaig. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particular rich flavour.
Laphroaig 10 Years Old (700ML)
One of Scotland’s most characterful single malt whisky, famous for their medicinal malt and this 10-year-old is no exception.
Nose: This opens on big, smoky muscular peat notes. There are spices, and liquorice, as well as a big dose of salt. This whisky has become slightly sweeter in recent years, and it appears beautifully on the nose, amidst the classic iodine/sticking plasters and cool wood smoke we love.
Palate: Seaweed-led, with a hint of vanilla ice cream and more than a whiff of notes from the first aid box (TCP, plasters etc). The oak is big and makes its way into the fore as you hold this whisky over your tongue. An upsurge of spices develops – cardamom/black pepper/chilli.
Finish: Big and drying, as the savoury, tarry notes build up with an iodine complexity.